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recovering in a foreign medical treatment in england. malala is from northwestern pakistan, a women's junior college in the region named themselves after the teenager shortly after the shooting. the name change was to emphasize the importance of women's education. but students have held massive protests at the school this month. they say the new name increases their risk of militant attacks. college officials decided this week to reinstate the college's former name for the time being. the school officials want to consult with local authorities about what to do next. following the shooting in october, the pakistani government was ready to work harder to improve women's education in the country. it has also called for international support to achieve its goal. muslim insurgents are attacking schools in northwestern pakistan. many girls go to school fearing they will be targeted next. >> and that wraps up our bulletin for today. i'm cholaphansa narula in bangkok. >>> chinese police are arresting cult members for spreading doomsday rumors and the country's media is busy refuting the idea that wo
that the insurgency has found safe havens in northwestern pakistan and mentions the limited institutional capacity of the afghan government endemic corruption. these are among the obstacles to long term stability in afghanistan. >>> another story from afghanistan. the first rail service launched earlier this year with support from the international community. it is still in its early stages, but expected to play a critical role in reconstruction in the future. nhk world has details. >> reporter: afghanistan's only railway began operating earlier this year near the border with uzbekistan. the line runs for 75 kilometers between the border town and the important regional city. afghanistan is a landlocked country. nearly half of all the goods it imports pass through here. security is a major concern amid the taliban insurgency. police officials stand guard along the tracks. they transport daily loads of flour and other commodities. rail transport is cheaper and faster than using afghanistan's treacherous roads. >> for the reconstruction of afghanistan, the railway is very important and it's growing t
. >> reporter: militant groups based in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas frequently cross into afghanistan to carry out attacks. the afghan government has accused pakistan's intelligence agency of providing support to insurgents. but afghanistan needs pakistan's influence to negotiate peace with the taliban. in afghan envoy visited pakistan last month to press the issue. pakistan also released nine taliban prisoners believed to have a positive stance toward peace negotiations. wednesday's meeting in ankara appears to be an attempt to keep efforts to reconcile with the taliban on track. >>> bangladesh is one of asia's economic rising stars but not everyone enjoys the benefits. more than 70% of the population lives in rural areas with limited access to education and technology. and now a simple service to connect them is gaining momentum. nhk world reports. >> reporter: ladies cycle into the farming villages of bangladesh. the ladies cycle house to house to villages where electricity are rare. their main tool is a battery powered laptop. it connects to the internet over a mobile phone networ
, they're striking us hard back. >> military groups based in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas frequently cross into afghanistan to carry out attacks. the afghan government has accused pakistan's intelligence agency of providing support to insurgents. afghanistan needs pakistan's influence to negotiate peace with the taliban. an afghan envoy visited pakistan last month to press the issue. pakistan also released nine taliban prisoners believed to have a positive stance towards peace negotiations. wednesday's meeting appears to be an attempt to keep efforts to reconcile with the taliban on track. >>> it looks like the snow in northern japan is tapering off. they've had record-breaking snowfall over the past week. let's go to more from the weather desk. >> well, in northwestern japan this is the only area where we are still seeing a little bit of precipitation. it's on and off showers until noontime. finally things start to be under the high pressure cresting over its head. clear skies, and however, this is until the next system moves into the area over the weekend. so do enjoy th
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